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Open Call for Global AgriInno Challenge 2020

Global AgriInno Challenge 2020: Connecting youth-led innovation to agri-food sector Duration of the Call : 15 September 2020 -17 October 2020 Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 is coming! Join us now, and you will have the chance to share information and enhance your knowledge on smart agriculture,...
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AI for Good Global Summit

The 2020 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit is presented as a continuous digital event, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats, platforms and time-zones, including keynotes, expert webinars, project pitches, Q&As,...

e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The mission of e-Agriculture is to facilitate the discussion on the adoption and use of ICTs and digital innovations in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and rural development.

e-Agriculture was born out of Action Line C7 ICT Applications: e-agriculture from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) was assigned as facilitator of this action line and also took up the role of the facilitation of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice

News and e-Agriculture

  • Is there a potential in adopting Artificial Intelligence in food and agriculture sector, and can it transform food systems and with what impact?

    By Thembani Malapela In brief AI and Machine Learning technologies could transform the agri-food systems and help ending hunger. UN-Wide System is adopting the Artificial Intelligence in its programmes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is adopting and experimenting with AI and Machine Learning across the agriculture domain. FAO is also aware of the impact of AI and is now a signatory to the " Rome Call for AI Ethics " Introduction In 2017, l wrote a blog on whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) can improve agricultural productivit y and at that time, the...
  • Invitation for submissions to the Open Call for the Global AgriInno Challenge

    FAO and Zhejiang University are co-organizing the Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 to harness innovation solutions in response to the challenges associated with distribution and sales of agri-food products. The call is open to all youths with digital innovations or ideas for the agri-food sector, this event is aimed at identifying, accelerating and scaling-up youth-led innovative business models and digital solutions to unlock the potentials of agri-food innovation. Join now to share information and enhance your knowledge on smart agriculture, innovation and start-up practice through a unique...
  • The project Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground proclaimed as the Winner of the WSIS 2020 prize in the category E-Agriculture

    News by Giacomo Rambaldi By embodying components like scientific research, proof of concept initiatives, capacity building, support to investment, enterprise development, networking, experience capitalisation and communication, the Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground project, funded and supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), started transforming Africa’s agriculture into a high-tech industry, with decisions being based on real-time gathering and processing of data, productivity and yields. The establishment of 38 rapidly expanding, youth-...